Keynote by Massimo Banzi, Co-founder, Arduino.
A Nexus One has a GPS, compass, antennas and the processing power necessary for orbit. When you factor in that it is several orders of magnitude cheaper than anything else up there you can understand why there's so much excitement around putting Android into space. Will Marshall of NASA is gong to talk about their latest work on this front. He'll later be at the Mini-Maker faire.
More than half of the 1 billion people in Africa carry a cell phone, but only 12% are online. In the last few years, mobile technologies have revolutionized everything from actual revolutions, to rural commodity pricing, to how people pay for bubble gum.
9th–11th October 2011